Friday, 29 November 2013

Chester Christmas Lights

Chester Christmas Lights Chester Sweet Shop We love Chester in winter with its black and white Medieval buildings and quaint streets. Last week we attempted to see the Christmas light switch on. It was absolutely heaving though and we only caught glimpses of the parade over a sea of bobble hats. Must get there earlier in future.....
enjoying the lights Chester Grosvenor Hotel
Even still, it was enjoyable and the modest but beautiful lights and a small firework display were enjoyed by a wide-eyed Little Bird. We eventually saw one of the smaller lanterns on its way back.
bird lantern
Buying lights playing with light toys Eastgate Clock Chester Christmas secret garden Chester fireworks
We found a cute traditional sweet shop and the window was quintessentially Christmassy and so evocative of a novel you might pick up at the supermarket at this time of year. Swirly lollipops, jelly beans and jar after jar of boiled sweets, boxes of fudge and chocolate nuts.old sweet shop Chester topiary light ball Chester winter streets
I like exploring the little side streets and up on the galleries. There are interesting shops up on The Rows and it seems you can find a new boutique or cafe each time you visit.
Chester
A bustling fairground had appeared, although we didn't visit but others were saying there were festive stalls and Santa visiting. We just admired the neon lights from a distance which was probably a good thing as in the newspaper this week it has been overcrowded and people were being turned away -ooops!
Chester Winter Fair Racecourse
I much prefer the twinkling lights in the trees by Chester Cathedral and the small Christmas market. By the time we had walked back, the crowds has mostly disappeared and with chilly hands we enjoyed a box of hot chips under the Victorian street lamps.
Chester tree lightsChester Church
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

15 comments:

Cheryl said...

A walk around town on an evening running up to Christmas is fun in its own rights. I love the shop window displays. The yellow bird looks elaborate. Least you saw one part of the parade! #CountryKids

Coombe Mill (Fiona) said...

It looks so magical. My Brother is close to Chester and the children love to walk round the walls of the city. How wonderful to see it lit up like this. Good to see we are not the only ones thinking Christma lights, even if ours are much smaller in scale! A lovely post.

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

The lights are so pretty! I love seeing all the Christmas decorations lit up and sparkling. That sweet shop looks wonderful :) #CountryKids

Tas D said...

I love how Christmas lights make everything so pretty and Chester is so beautiful isn't it? I was there yesterday for work and the Xmas markets looked so nice!

Jaime Oliver said...

wow this is so much better than our switch on .... stunning x

Kim Carberry said...

This looks so much better then our lights being switched on....Looks so pretty! That sweet shop looks fab!!

Hayley said...

We used to live in Chester and I really miss it at Christmas. You've got some lovely photos of the Christmas lights it looks lovely x

Sarah @apartyofseven said...

oh. my, such pretty lights!

disqus_dIRjNoslsp said...

Love these photo's and Chester too, though not been there in a while! #CountryKids

Happy Homebird said...

Thank you. I love it there, I'm sure you must know it better than I as we live further away in Northwich. I like visiting.

Happy Homebird said...

I could seriously work in that sweet shop!

Happy Homebird said...

Chester is always good. Our very local one is pants :)

Happy Homebird said...

Chester is gorgeous, the buildings really make it.

Happy Homebird said...

The walls are amazing and there is always something new to find. Thanks x

Happy Homebird said...

This week it has another parade so I'm getting there early!

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